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When they banned women's football

Postby Selby White » 19 Jul 2017, 07:03

Anyone see the Claire Baldwin programme last night about when the FA banned women's football in 1921.

Some of the old footage was amazing with teams playing in front of crowds up to 60,000 and it was arguably bigger than the mens game.

The ban lasted 50 years although they still played but couldn't use football stadiums.
It's an interesting subject for me because my mother played during the ban in the 30's and told me many stories.
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Re: When they banned women's football

Postby rigger » 19 Jul 2017, 08:44

Selby White wrote:Anyone see the Claire Baldwin programme last night about when the FA banned women's football in 1921.

Some of the old footage was amazing with teams playing in front of crowds up to 60,000 and it was arguably bigger than the mens game.

The ban lasted 50 years although they still played but couldn't use football stadiums.
It's an interesting subject for me because my mother played during the ban in the 30's and told me many stories.


No, I didn't see it but I read about a Scottish player who went on to captain Italy : https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jul/17/rose-reilly-scottish-footballer-world-cup-italy-milan?CMP=share_btn_fb
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Re: When they banned women's football

Postby Mr Russell » 19 Jul 2017, 10:20

Several months ago the four four two magazine had an article on when women's football was banned, good read as well. Very true they played in front of some very big crowds.

This article(s) is about Dick Kerr's women's team back in the day, take a read

https://www.theguardian.com/football/bl ... n-football

there's even a mention of a female Jackie Charlton :)

and another one

http://www.dickkerrladies.com/
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Re: When they banned women's football

Postby rigger » 19 Jul 2017, 12:20

I read that too, and made the team line-up photo my cover photo on Facebook, much to the bemusement of my friends.

"What do you mean, you've never heard of the Dick Kerr Ladies XI ??" :wtf:
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Re: When they banned women's football

Postby Selby White » 19 Jul 2017, 17:04

Just found this article about Darlington Quakers ladies team.

http://www.donmouth.co.uk/womens_football/quaker_ladies.html

Quite pleased to find the photo of the players of both teams for one of the reported matches versus Terry's of York. The Lady first on the left in the shirt with the Vee is my mother. Her maiden name Freda Prest is on the team sheet.
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Re: When they banned women's football

Postby rigger » 19 Jul 2017, 17:43

Selby White wrote:Just found this article about Darlington Quakers ladies team.

http://www.donmouth.co.uk/womens_football/quaker_ladies.html

Quite pleased to find the photo of the players of both teams for one of the reported matches versus Terry's of York. The Lady first on the left in the shirt with the Vee is my mother. Her maiden name Freda Prest is on the team sheet.


That's so cool !! :D
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Re: When they banned women's football

Postby johnh » 23 Aug 2017, 15:26

I remember when I was a lad (1940's) the top womens' team was Doncaster Belles. I read somewhere, a couple of years ago, that Doncaster Belles were relegated in place of newly formed Manchester City. It seems money talks even in the womens game.
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Re: When they banned women's football

Postby rigger » 23 Aug 2017, 16:06

johnh wrote:I remember when I was a lad (1940's) the top womens' team was Doncaster Belles. I read somewhere, a couple of years ago, that Doncaster Belles were relegated in place of newly formed Manchester City. It seems money talks even in the womens game.


Can't let tradition get in the way of money, John :cry:
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